A LeaderWorks Digest of Lenten Resources
Here are a few things that have been posted up at LeaderWorks.
Do you wonder what it is like for a priest to ‘impose’ the ashes on the foreheads of hundreds and hundreds of people? Here are my thoughts from last year. Wouldn’t change a word. Are You Really Only Dust in the Wind.
- TISH WARREN:
The Rev. Tish Warren is a deep thinker. We know that here. But this was especially good from a few years ago: Jesus was next to me in the Ash Wednesday service… He too was marked for death, even from his birth. God himself took on vulnerability. He knew loss. He stared squarely at death. He raged. He wept. He died. Read the article here. Great work.
- BURIAL ON THE SEA OF GALILEE:
I wrote of a Burial at Sea I performed on the Sea of Galilee. It reminds us all of our mortal nature and the hope of eternity. But so many experiences and images stay with me every time I go Israel. I wrote about Armageddon here. And then about what it is like to fly there and feel that you’ve come home. Read the LeaderWorks Blog. (2018 Trips are booked; especially one for clergy and ordained leaders. Write me.)
- THE DAILY OFFICE:
The Rev. Michael Jarrett runs an incredible ministry at “The Trinity Mission“. You MUST go there and check it out. Join him (and many others) in the Anglican treasure of The Daily Office. I am going to do a video interview with him very soon.
- READING ABOUT LENT:
Don’t forget Aaron Damiani’s book, The Good of Giving Up. I read it…loved it. I also took some time with Aaron to talk to him about it. Go here for a short video.
Andrew Murray’s devotional on John 15 was astounding to me last year. I was recovering from back surgery, thinking about my exit/transition at Christ Church, and working through a sense of prayerlessness in my life. This resource was a blessing to me. (There are other sources for it, both paid and free on the web.)
PRAYERLESSNESS IS INDEED A WORD!
By the way, my spell checker says that ‘prayerlessness’ is not a word. It puts a squiggly line below it. Hah! I’ve made it a word in times past. Haven’t you?
Have a Holy Lent
Canon David has over 35 years of local congregational ministry, diocesan and national involvement, leadership, and ministry experience and is the founder of Leaderworks. He was the founding Rector/Pastor, Christ Church, Plano and currently serves as the Strategic Leader and Dean, Diocese of C4SO.